Posts Tagged ‘op-shop’

Buy Nothing New Month day thirty: all over barr the shouting

Thank goodness that’s over. It was pretty tiring remembering to do that every single day. And blogging everyday in amongst normal me-ness? Exhausting!

Normal transmission resumes next post.

Pink and green striped white shirt ‘tailor’ made in Thailand. I didn’t go all out seeking the best tailor because it would’ve been a pain to go back for fittings. I just used the one at the hotel we stayed at because it was convenient.

Black/green tulip-ish skirt from Lush. Refer day four.

Black granny ankle boots from Shappere. I told you that I love that store, didn’t I?

Brown bag from Vinnies.

Have a good holiday everyone, whether it is Christmas, Hannukah, Eid or quiet meditation.


Buy Nothing New Month day twenty nine: vale the jeans

Top: purple polo shirt with aqua green detail by Bonds.

Jeans: from grab. Shortly after this shot was taken, my old faithful jeans developed a rip near the back pocket. Vale my jeans I’ll miss you.

Orange thongs from Havianas.

Brown bag from Vinnies.

Green insulated thermal bag from California Innovations. I went hunting for a thermal bag and a bag of frozen peas one day when I had forgotten to bring my own. This cost $5 only! The equivalent ‘smash’ brand was $30.

Pink/purple ‘pashmina’ purchased from a market in Oslo after I visited Vigeland sculpture park nearby. It was 10 kroner, 100% viscose. Despite a small laundry incident in Croatia, where it dyed everything in the wash a permanent shade of pink, it has served me well.

Buy Nothing New Month: day twenty two

White zip front shirt from Cue. As you can tell, I haven’t put my laundry away, so I have worn only two shirts so far this month.

Asymmetrical Skirt from M-one-eleven. I think it is wool, certainly a very winter type of fabric. I got this at a giant factory sale in Melbourne.

Cowboy boots from Shappere.

Holey grey cardigan from Country Road. Bought to replace Mr Indestructible, but has been darned enough times that I have given up.

Buy Nothing New Month: day eighteen I can see a rainbow

Buy Nothing New Month: day nineteen

Peach coloured top from Slovenia.
I have a confession to make. I appropriated this top. We were in a backpackers hostel in Ljubljana, the dorm had emptied out with people moving on, as they do and this top got left behind under a bunk bed. I picked it up, liked it, and kept it. The tag says it is from Petit Bateau.

Jeans from Grab.

Fleece jacket from Mountain Designs.
The zip never worked properly in this one, and I got the tailor to replace it. Except he did a shoddy job, so there are threads hanging everywhere and a quarter of the zip is unattached.

Cowboy boots from Shappere.

Bright green Pashmina from Hangzhou China.
I got this from my mother in law. It sat in my cupboard for at least two years because I thought it was too bright and would clash with everything else I had. Now I find out that the trick is to wear it with other bright colours.

Red handbag from Vinnies.
I bought it because (a) it was red; (b) it was leather; (c) it was $2.50. Could you resist?

Tags: bnnm2011, buy nothing new month, identity, op-shop

Buy Nothing New Month: day seventeen clash of the titans

Buy nothing new month: day seventeen

Ow. My eyes. I think I clash.

White shirt from Esprit.

Skirt from Review.
I remember I got this as a second and on sale because the zip was broken and I knew that was fixable. But then the tailor did not want this job, because he charged me $25 to change the zip! A lot of the other seconds skirts were torn along the seam – the piping accent is attached with two separate fabric pieces, rather than one fabric piece folded up into a mountain and covered with piping. So I’m paranoid about ripping this one along the seam: I end up walking up stairs like a duck. It is very cute though.

Secondhand shoes fromday two.

Buy nothing new month: day thirteen moving right along

That is definitely not the same shirt.
Look, there is white piping on the sleeve so it is different.

T-shirt from a Uni revue, from those days of yore. Arrr.

Shorts purchased this
Month day two from cotton on. Bad sydfoodie, bad!

Kayak Shoesfrom wild country .

Lampshade hat from leather n things, a stall at the St. Kilda Sunday markets. They also do mail order if you like bits of one hat and elements of another. This can be a little fraught: I asked for a light green underneath the brim and got dark green plus black piping around the brim. Not quite my style.C’est la vie.

Buy Nothing New Month: Day twelve ’tis the season

Indestructible cardy from Christopher Ari, for more details, see day ten.

Green dress from Lush clothing, Melbourne. Spring/summer 2011. This is my second green dress from lush, and my second green dress full stop. I have been trying to wear less black (and then shifted a lot into pinks, purples and reds), green is new thing for me.

Red butterfly shoes by Django & Juliette . I bought these on special from a shoe shop in Birkenhead Point. There were only two pairs left, both in the same size, and I really really wish I had bought both because my pair are falling to bits I love them that much. They are super comfy and usually look pretty nice, except till recently. They are a bit hard to polish because of the butterfly detail.